first_imgFour Maoist, who had allegedly killed a tribal on October 6 night accusing him of being a police informer, were arrested in Malkangiri district of Odisha on Sunday.They were arrested during a raid by the security personnel inside the jungle near Rajulkonda village under the Kalimela police station. Kalimela police station in-charge Ram Prasad Nayak said initial investigation has revealed that the four arrested persons were directly involved in the murder of Dambaru Nayak. The tribal had been beaten and tortured after being termed a police informer at a praja court held by a group of ultras at Kurub village on October 6. Later, Dambaru Nayak had been dragged into the nearby forest, where his head was crushed with a heavy boulder.As the investigation is on, the identity of the arrested persons was not revealed by the police. However, as initial investigation revealed that a group of Maoists and their militia led by Randev, leader of Kalimela Dalam of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation, was involved in the murder. “To terrorise the tribals living in this remote region, the Maoists murdered the victim, who was a successful farmer of Kurub and had no links with the police,” said Mr. Nayak. After the murder at Kurub village, the police had started tracking the Maoists involved. Proper gathering of intelligence about the movement of Maoist of the region led to the arrest of the four.last_img read more

first_imgA day after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati talked tough on alliances, warning her party wás ready to go it alone if a respectable numbers of seats weren’t offered to them, the Congress on Monday reacted with caution.“Mr. Kamal Nath [State Congress chief] is carrying on negotiations with the BSP,” Jairam Ramesh, a member of the Congress core group, told The Hindu on a day when party president Rahul Gandhi participated in a road show in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal. “How the negotiations will play out will be revealed in the next few days. Whether we have an alliance, how many seats will the BSP contest and even if we have an alliance, it is very clear that the majority of the seats would be contested by Congress,” Mr. Ramesh said. The Congress is looking for a tie-up with the BSP in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to consolidate the anti-BJP votes.Sources close to the negotiations say the BSP is eyeing 50 seats in M.P. while the Congress isn’t willing to offer more than 30 right now.But beyond Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Ms. Mayawati’s comment could lend itself to interpretations in the context of a possible grand alliance of Opposition parties, especially in the crucial battleground of Uttar Pradesh. Observers point here to Ms. Mayawati’s decision to not participate in the recent Congress-led nationwide agitation over soaring fuel prices as a clear indication that the BSP supremo was already setting the stage for some hard bargaining. Opinion in the Congress is divided on how the BSP’s stance may impact Opposition unity. While one section contends the “BSP has no option,” another section avers that the BJP is resorting to pressure tactics to dissuade Ms. Mayawati from any such alliance.“Like all opposition leaders, Behenji [Mayawati] is no exception and there will be pressure on her too,” a Congress leader from U.P said on condition of anonymity. “We are not the only ones who are in touch with her. The BJP’s top leadership too would be reaching out and, at times, through government agencies.”last_img read more

first_imgARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Errol Spence Jr lands a blow against Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. put on a boxing clinic against Mikey Garcia in a resounding title defense that most likely serves as a prelude to a showdown with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.Spence dominated Garcia for 12 rounds for a lopsided unanimous decision victory with the three judges scoring the bout, 120-107, 120-108, 120-108.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao joined Spence in the ring after the bout and both expressed their intentions to fight one another.“I am looking at the winner of this fight. Spence wants to fight me,” said Pacquiao during a TV interview. “I am hoping to be back here, soon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He is a legend of the sport. It would be my honor to fight him next,” Spence said.The 29-year-old Spence stretched his undefeated streak to 25-0 with 21 knockouts and dealt Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) his first defeat. Extreme surfing: Cold feet on Arctic ice boards He retained his IBF welterweight title for the third time after winning it two years ago in an 11th round knockout of Kell Brook in England.“People said I couldn’t box,” said Spence. “You saw it today. I can box, I can move my head. I can do it if I want to.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

first_imgDefinitionAn ileostomy is an opening in your belly wall that is made during surgery.An ileostomy is used to move waste out of the body when the colon or rectum is not working properly.The word “ileostomy” comes from the words “ileum” and “stoma.” Your ileum is the lowest part of your small intestine. “Stoma” means “opening.” Your ileum will pass through a stoma after your surgery.Alternative NamesEnterostomyDescriptionBefore you have surgery to create an ileostomy, you may have surgery to remove all of your colon and rectum, or just part of your small intestine.These surgeries include:Small bowel resectionTotal abdominal colectomyTotal proctolectomy with ileostomyAn ileostomy may be used for a short or long time.When your ileostomy is short-term, it usually means all of your large intestine was removed but you still have at least part of your rectum. f you have surgery on part of your large intestine, your doctor may want the rest of your intestine to rest for a while. You will use the ileostomy while you recover from this surgery. When you do not need it anymore, you will have another surgery to reattach the ends of the small intestine, and you will no longer need the ileostomy.You will need to use it long-term ifall of your large intestine and rectum have been removed.To create the ileostomy, the surgeon makes a small surgical cut in the wall of your belly. Part of your small intestine that is farthest from your stomach is brought up and used to make an opening, called a stoma. When you look at your stoma, you are actually looking at the lining of your intestine. It looks a lot like the inside of your cheek.advertisementSometimes, an ileostomy is done as the first step in forming an ileal anal reservoir (called a J-pouch).Why the Procedure Is PerformedIleostomy is done when problems with your large intestine cannot be treated without surgery.Many different problems may lead to the need for this surgery. Some are:Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohns disease), the most common reasonColon or rectal cancerA condition called familial polyposisBirth defects that involve your intestinesAn accident that damages your intestines or another intestinal emergencyRisksTalk with your doctor about these possible risks and complications.Risks for any surgery are:Wound infectionBlood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsHeart attack or strokeRisks for this surgery are:Bleeding inside your bellyDamage to nearby organsDehydration (not having enough fluid in your body) if there is a lot of watery drainage from your ileostomyDifficulty absorbing needed nutrients from foodInfection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, or bellyPoor healing of the wound in your perineum (if your rectum was removed)Scar tissue in your belly that causes a blockage in your intestinesWound breaks openBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.Before your surgery, talk with your doctor or nurse about the following things:Intimacy and sexualityPregnancySportsWorkDuring the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen), and others.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.Eat high fiber foods and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.The day before your surgery:Eat a light breakfast and lunch.You may be asked to drink only clear liquids such as broth, clear juice, and water after noon.Do NOT drink anything after midnight, including water. Sometimes you will not be able to drink anything for up to 12 hours before surgery.Your doctor or nurse may ask you to use enemas or laxatives to clear out your intestines. They will give you instructions.On the day of your surgery:Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will be in the hospital for 3 to 7 days. You may have to stay longer if your ileostomy was an emergency operation.You may be able to suck on ice chips on the same day as your surgery to ease your thirst. By the next day, you will probably be allowed to drink clear liquids. Your doctor or nurse will slowly add thicker fluids and then soft foods as your bowels begin to work again. You may be eating again 2 days after your surgery.advertisementOutlook (Prognosis)Most people who have an ileostomy are able to do most of the activities they were doing before their surgery. This includes most sports, travel, gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities, and most types of work.If you have a chronic condition, such as Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, you may need ongoing medical treatment.ReferencesCima RR, Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Sleisenger MH, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 113.Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 52.Review Date:12/10/2012Reviewed By:George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

first_imgSteve Smith will remember this Indian summer for years to come. He brought an inexperienced Australian team to take on world beaters India in a four-Test series and led them admirably.Smith totalled 499 runs, hammered three hundreds and led the Aussies to an emphatic win in Pune before the hosts regrouped to come back strongly. However, Smith’s doggedness rubbed off on the rest of his teammates and Australia, despite losing 1-2, bowed out with their heads held high.Next up, Smith replaced MS Dhoni as skipper of Rising Pune Supergiant before the start of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. His popularity among Indian fans, after the heated battles in the Test series, must have nose-dived further. Dhoni, after all, is one of the most loved cricketers in the country.However, the young Australian captain, led with tact. He bonded well with Dhoni and was soon a role model for the younger players like Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar and Jaydev Unadkat. He also led from the front and amassed 472 runs for RPS, playing crucial knocks at crucial junctures.In the final, RPS had fancied their chances after restricting Mumbai Indians to a modest 129/8, albeit on a tricky pitch. Smith was again out there, scripting a chase with a determined half-century. However, the middle-order’s inability to break free against a tight attack had put too much pressure on him against world-class bowlers like Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and former Australian teammate Mitchell Johnson.RPS eventually fell short by one run in what was their last IPL game. They finished second on the points table and qualified for the final at one go, defeating MI for the third time in the season. That their only loss against them had to come in the final and that too off the last ball, would be heartbreaking to say the least.advertisementSmith admitted as much in the post-match presentation ceremony.”It’s a hard one to swallow. I am proud of the way the boys played throughout the tournament,” he said and added that it was a tough wicket to bat on.Smith felt Mumbai Indians were below par with their score which happened to be the lowest ever by a team batting first in an IPL final.”Mumbai were probably below par with 129. It was a tough wicket to get runs, everyone could see that.”We just couldn’t get over the line. We had wickets in hand as well. It was only one or two good overs that we needed to get in front so full credit to them,” he said.Smith was gracious in his defeat but it was difficult to not notice the dismay. After the disappointment of the Test series, he would have wanted to end the summer on a high by lifting the IPL silverware.”It’s been fantastic, I’ve learnt so much from the IPL over the last two years. I’d like to thank my franchise. Who knows where we’ll be next year. It’s just disappointing to lose; it wasn’t the fairy tale finish we wanted.”last_img read more

first_imgManchester United are well placed to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles amid strong competition on both fronts, the club’s Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic told Reuters on Monday.The 29-year old defensive midfielder blended seamlessly into Jose Mourinho’s side after joining from Chelsea during the close-season and made an immediate impact in their opening three league wins which put United top of the standings.”At the age of 29 I am an experienced player and at that stage of my career I shouldn’t need too much time to adapt,” Matic said as the Serbian national team gathered on Monday for World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ireland.”I knew many of United’s players from before as I’ve played against them quite a few times so I had a pretty good idea what I was walking into.”The team helped me adapt quickly, they treated me like one of their own in the dressing-room from the very first day. We’ve made a pretty good start in the Premier League but it’s a long season and we will see how it goes.”Hes from Serbia Hes called NemanjaThese arent the only boxes being ticked by Matic, says Nemanja Vidic: Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 28, 2017United, who won a record-extending 20th league title in 2013 in Alex Ferguson’s last season as manager, scored 10 goals and conceded none in their opening three wins with Matic efficiently pulling the strings in midfield.advertisementThey captured their third Champions League crown in 2008 and won the Premier League in the same season but Matic acknowledged that repeating the feat in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge of United would be a tall order.”Winning the Premier League title will be a tough task not just for us but for everyone because there are five or six realistic contenders,” said Matic, who helped Chelsea to two league titles during his two spells with the champions.Enjoy that, @UsainBolt? ?? #MUFC Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 26, 2017″But we all know that Manchester United are expected to win every game. As far as the Champions League is concerned, we’ve had a favourable draw and we are hopeful of still being in the competition in the latter stages.”The 2-1 UEFA Supercup defeat against Champions League holders Real Madrid was a good test of our credentials to slug it out with Europe’s best.”We were outplayed but that was a one-off while the Champions League is a competition where you face different rivals in every round.”Matic earned instant praise from Mourinho after the match in Skopje, having previously worked with the Portuguese manager at Chelsea.He remained tight-lipped, however, about his move from Stamford Bridge which prompted many to conclude that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had made a big mistake by letting him go.”No comment,” Matic replied when asked whether he wanted to leave Chelsea’s title-winning side or became a surplus to requirements after Conte signed Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco.United were drawn with Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage.”The players are giving me the answers.”Jose Mourinho on today’s triumph: Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 26, 2017last_img read more

first_imgBelgium’s class and precision was on full display on Saturday as they registered a thumping 5-2 victory against Tunisia to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 from Group G.Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku scored a brace while Batshuayi netted once as Belgium scored 5 goals for the first time in a World Cup match.Tunisia also managed to score twice through Dylan Bronn and Khazri but they just couldn’t match Belgium’s authority throughout the 90 minutes.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEHazard started the onslaught early for the Red Devils as he converted a penalty in the 6th minute after he was fouled inside the box by Beb Youssef.10 minutes later Lukaku doubled Belgium’s lead to score his 6th goal in a World Cup.Tunisia pegged one back three minutes later through Dylan Bronn. There was just 109 seconds between Belgium’s second goal and Tunisia’s first.Lukaku then completed his brace with just a minute to go before half time to become the first player since Diego Maradona to score two goals in consecutive World Cup matches. Maradona had done the same in the 1986 edition after scoring twice against England. Lukaku had scored two goals in Belgium’s first game against Panama.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEHazard continued Belgium’s dominant run in the second half as he netted in the 51st minute. An inch-perfect Kevin de Bruyne pass sent Hazard clear for his second six minutes after the restart, the midfielder showing superb balance and skill to round keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha and tuck home to effectively end the contest.advertisementBoth Lukaku and Hazard though, didn’t get a chance to complete their hat-tricks as they got replaced in the 59th and 68th minute respectively.Batshuayi, who came off the bench as Hazard’s replacement, missed at least four clear-cut chances to score within five minutes but failed before finally finding the back of the net in the 90th minute.Just before referee blew the full time whistle, Tunisia scored a consolation goal through Khazri in injury time.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Why is women’s soccer staying away from America’s biggest cities? Women’s football Read more Reuse this content INFO7 (@info7mty)Indigna a jugadoras agresión a Sofía Huerta 8, 2019 W-League Tigres said they planned to file a lawsuit against the “pseudo fan” and ban him for life. “As a result of events that took place on Saturday October 5, during which a ‘pseudo-fan’ reportedly attempted to undermine the dignity of a Houston Dash player at the end of the match, we’ve decided to take action. We will file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible for what took place,” the club said in a statement. “Once we identify this ‘pseudo-fan,’ he will be banned for life from entering any of our facilities, and from attending any of our men’s or women’s games.” US sports Share on Messenger Sydney FCcenter_img USA women’s football team Mexican club Tigres says it intends to ban a supporter for life after he appeared to grope USA international Sofia Huerta after a friendly match.Huerta posed with fans for selfies after the game between her team, Houston Dash, and Tigres Feminil on Saturday. Pictures soon appeared on social media of a man grabbing the midfielder’s chest. Share on Facebook news Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share via Email Australia sport Mexico’s MedioTiempo reported on Tuesday that the man has since been identified and the lawsuit against him has been filed. The Houston Dash also condemned the incident. The club said it had “zero tolerance for what happened Saturday, and we believe that this behavior has no place in our game or in our society.”Huerta initially represented Mexico at international level but has since switched allegiance to the US. She has made seven appearances for the US but was not a member of the squad that won this year’s World Cup in France. She has also played for Adelaide United and Sydney FC in Australia’s W-League. She scored for Sydney in their victory over Perth Glory in the 2019 grand final.Huerta has yet to comment on the incident. Topicslast_img read more

first_imgCelta de Vigo Celta appoints former Monterrey boss Antonio Mohamed as new coach Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 10:18 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Mohamed Monterrey Getty Images Celta de Vigo Monterrey Celta de Vigo v Roma Primera División Deportivo Alavés v Sevilla Liga MX The Argentine has been handed the job with the La Liga outfit after the club parted way with Juan Carlos Unzue Celta Vigo have announced the appointment of former Monterrey manager Antonio Mohamed as the club’s new coach, replacing Juan Carlos Unzue in the role.Unzue, a former assistant at Barcelona, spent a single season at Celta with his departure coming after the club finished 13th in La Liga. Celta moved swiftly to bring in Mohamed as Unzue’s replacement, the Argentinian signing a two-year deal with the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The 48-year-old moves to Celta after three years in charge of Mexican side Monterrey, which won the Copa MX in the 2017 Apertura under his leadership.Mohamed stepped down as Monterrey boss in early May, with the club accepting his resignation after being knocked out of the playoffs Saturday in the quarterfinal stage with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Tijuana.After coming away with a draw in the first leg against Xolos, Monterrey was unable to press the advantage at home, losing 2-1 in the second leg.The experienced manager had lifted Liga MX trophies at his previous two stops in Mexico, winning the 2012 Apertura with Tijuana and the 2014 Apertura with Club America.He also led Monterrey to first-place finishes in the regular season in the 2015 Clausura and the 2017 Apertura but fell short in the final in each tournament.OFICIAL | Antonio Mohamed, nuevo entrenador del #Celta . ¡Bienvenido! #BenvidoAntonioMohamed — RC Celta (@RCCelta) May 22, 2018 Monterrey appointed former Pachuca manager Diego Alonso as Mohamed’s replacement earlier in the month.last_img read more

first_img Reuters TurinApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 10:02 IST Ajax took complete control of the match in the second half (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjax came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win vs JuventusCristiano Ronaldo had put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic headerMatthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek scored the goals for AjaxAjax Amsterdam followed up their elimination of Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions League.Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win and reach the last four for the first time since 1996/97.Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth successive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition.But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half with wave after wave of attacks as they earned a semi-final against Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur.”Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows?,” said De Ligt.Frenkie de Jong added: “We dominated after the break and were well worth our victory. In fact, we probably should have won by more.”Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana gave his team an early scare when his clearance was charged down by Emre Can but the rebound flew wide.Ajax settled well after that but, despite not playing well, Juventus went ahead when Ronaldo got away from the defenders to score the 126th Champions League goal of his career.advertisementThere was a long delay for the VAR review, the referee eventually going to the pitchside monitor with the ball back on the centre circle ready for the re-start, before the goal was confirmed.Ajax kept their cool and took six minutes to level, helped by a somewhat lucky break.Hakim Ziyech’s long-range shot hit a defender and fell perfectly for Van de Beek who, unmarked and onside, slotted the ball calmly past Wojciech Szczesny, and then had to wait for another long VAR check before the goal was confirmed.Ajax took complete control in the second half and their geometric passing repeatedly opened up the Juventus defence, which sorely missed injured veteran Giorgio Chiellini.Szczesny made one-handed save from Ziyech after Juventus were opened up again and then turned Van de Beek’s curling shot over for a corner.Juventus were rocking but, ironically, Ajax’s winner came from an old-fashioned header as De Ligt outjumped two defenders to score.Ajax had chances for further goals and Ronaldo’s frustration boiled over in stoppage time when he was booked for a lunging tackle from behind near the centre circle.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Juventus vs Ajax AmsterdamFollow Champions League Next Ajax knock out Juventus to enter first Champions League semifinal since 1997Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Founded in Hudson, Massachusetts in 1975, Penfield clothing company has built its foundation on providing high-quality down-insulated outerwear at attractive prices. As anyone who’s ever shopped for a solid down jacket can attest, this isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish. For founder Harvey Gross, he succeeded at this by acquiring a small manufacturing facility in Hudson capable of producing down — instead of outsourcing the labor. Because the mill was located in New England, Gross was able to expertly craft his collection’s to stand up to the somewhat schizophrenic weather native to the area.Related: Travel in style with Hook & AlbertToday, Penfield’s extensive collection of outerwear completely embraces its northeastern heritage, epitomizing New England style and celebrating the region’s aesthetic. The company beautifully continues this with the recent release of its Spring/Summer 2016 men’s collection which introduces a bevy of new (and flashy) prints to its already impressive lineup. With the Botanical and Spring/Summer prints, Penfield customers won’t have to look much further than their wardrobe to find playful, summer inspiration.“New product injections enrich the collection available in a wealth of new prints and colors, resulting in a diverse offering finely balanced with the brand’s origins in classic outdoor apparel,” reads the company’s press release.Aside from the spirited new prints, Penfield’s upcoming collection also embraces historically beloved colors such as petrol can red and boat yellow, which perfectly capture 1970s New England history. Additionally, the brand chose to focus on a selection of clothing that excels when layered and displays extreme durability no matter what climate they are worn in. From its classic rain jacket to a standard bomber jacket, Penfield offers its customers a varied array of product that will keep you comfortable, dry, and (above all) looking good throughout the spring and summer. 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands last_img read more

first_imgPlanning will begin this spring for a proposed cultural hub on the Halifax Waterfront which will include a new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University. “I am pleased to announce that we are working collaboratively with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, NSCAD and the Waterfront Development Corporation to develop a business case for a new cultural hub which will include a provincial art gallery, Nova Scotia Arts and Design university, and an exciting new public space on the Halifax Waterfront,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Nova Scotia is fortunate to have one of the country’s best provincial art collections. A new cultural hub will serve as a dynamic and iconic new space for the gallery, while inspiring future artists through education and programming, and serving as a place for Nova Scotians and visitors alike to gather and be inspired for generations to come.” The proposed cultural hub will help position Nova Scotia as a world leader in the visual arts, while creating a new place to celebrate our culture. A request for proposals to develop a detailed project proposal will be issued in the coming weeks. The work will include programming and curatorial development, development of costing, and planning of public space requirements through public consultation. The proposal, which is expected to be completed this fall, will be used to inform next steps and final decisions. “This co-location is a great opportunity for NSCAD to build on its reputation as one of Canada’s leading universities in art and design,” said Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “An enhanced partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will create a unique hub for creative innovation that will be a magnet for students and faculty from across Canada and globally.” In 2016, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hired Lord Cultural Resources to develop a feasibility study for a new provincial art gallery. The study looked at the benefits of co-locating a new provincial art gallery with NSCAD. The Lord Report can be found at .last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg: At least 51 people have been killed in flooding in South Africa, a local official said Wednesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew into the deluged eastern region of the country. Heavy rains have lashed South Africa in recent days, with the southern and eastern parts of the country badly hit since last weekend. “Our hearts go out particularly to families and communities who have been directly affected by death, injury and the loss of property,” Ramaphosa said in a statement after returning from crisis talks in Egypt on the situations in Libya and Sudan. “This situation calls on all of us to pull together as a country to reach out to affected communities.” The death toll jumped from 33 on Tuesday, as rescuers continued to comb debris for those who might be trapped underneath landslides.last_img read more

first_imgJaipur: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday that the country saw an unprecedented development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and its respect has increased globally. Addressing a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ dialogue here, Swaraj referred to the ‘honour’ India received at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet after Modi took charge. She said Pakistan’s chair was vacant as the country had boycotted the OIC meet, citing India’s presence at the convention. Swaraj said the demand for declaring Masood Azhar as a global terrorist was going on since 2009. But due to the diplomatic acumen of the prime minister, Azhar was declared a global terrorist on May 1. Referring to the plans and achievements of the central government, the minister said many remarkable works were done in the last five years.last_img read more

Casablanca – Mosques and Islamic Centers in the United Stated have reported receiving letters praising President-elect, Donald Trump and threatening Muslims with genocide. Donald Trump’s rise to power has been accompanied by a rise in hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities in the US. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit organization that fights hate and intolerance in the US, has recorded 700 cases of intimidation and harassment against minorities across America.Muslims in the US have also been targeted in a number of physical attacks. Only last week so-called nationalists assaulted a Moroccan expatriate in New York city, merely because he looked Arab. Now, Islamic Centers and a mosque in California have received photocopies of handwritten letters attacking Muslims and promising ethnic cleansing. The letters were signed, “Americans for Better Way” and were sent to multiple Islamic institutions throughout over the course of a week. They refer to Muslims as “a vile a filthy people” whose “mothers are [expletive] and fathers are dogs” and who “worship the devil.”The hate-filled letters continue to predict that the President-elect will lead a genocide against Muslim Americans, as Hitler once cleansed Germany of the Jews in the 1930’s:“There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And he’s going to start with you Muslims,” the letters read. “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”According to the Huffington Post, the menacing tone and content of the letter urged the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to release a statement calling on the police to increase protection. In the statement CAIR-SFBA Executive Director, Zahra Billoo, stated:“We urge local law enforcement authorities to work with Muslim community leaders to ensure the safety of all houses of worship. Our state’s political and religious leaders need to speak out against the mainstreaming of Islamophobia that we are witnessing in California and nationwide.”The Islamic organization initially abstained from reporting the letter but decided to go public when it became clear that the letters were being sent to other religious centres as well. read more

Companies in this story: (TSX:HBM)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Hudbay Minerals Inc. shares were up nearly six per cent in late-morning trading following its fourth-quarter results and a plan to increase gold production at a Manitoba gold mine.The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, lost US$3.5 million or a penny per share for the quarter ending Dec. 31.That compared with a profit of $94.3 million and 36 cents per share for the same quarter a year earlier.The results came as the company’s production dropped by 14 per cent after it closed its Reed mine in Manitoba and saw lower grades at its Constancia mine in Peru. But, it also released plans to more than double current gold production at its Lalor mine in Manitoba.The company has come under criticism from Waterton Global Resource Management Inc., which owns about 12 per cent of Hudbay and is pushing for leadership changes at the miner.Hudbay CEO Alan Hair told a conference call with financial analysts that the company continues to execute a consistent growth strategy and will respond to the criticism in due time.Shares in the company were up 50 cents at C$8.90 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

Rabat  – Rabat’s Court of First Instance sentenced Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni to one year in prison on Monday, September 30.Moroccan police arrested Raissouni and her fiance on August 31 for “illegal abortion and premarital sexual relations.”The court also sentenced Raissouni’s fiance to one year in prison for participating in “illegal abortion and premarital sexual relations.” The doctor who allegedly conducted the abortion for Raissouni received a sentence of two years in prison. The court announced the verdict nearly one month after the trial was set to begin. The court frequently postponed sessions for more evidence and defense preparation requests.Myriam Moulay Rachid, the lawyer of the convicted doctor, Jamal Belkeziz, presented evidence during the trial’s last hearing on Monday, September 22, that her client did not perform the abortion.She claimed that at the time of examination, a blood test on Raissouni showed a level of 13,585.9 milli-international units per milliliter (mIU-mL) for the “pregnancy hormone” Beta HCG, a level below the threshold of 30,000 mIU-mL that confirms pregnancy. The lawyer argued that the HGG level was “unavoidable proof that acquits all the alleged culprits of abortion in this case.”On September 5, the public prosecutor of the Rabat Court of First Instance issued a statement on Raissouni’s arrest, emphasizing that the journalist was arrested for nothing other than an illegal abortion.He announced that the police arrested Raissouni at the entrance of a building they were monitoring.The prosecutor said that they suspected the clinic of conducting illegal abortion in the building. Raissouni’s case stirred public debate about the lack of individualism.Feminists and activists signed a manifesto, initiated by prominent Moroccans Leila Slimani and Sonia Terrab, to criticize Morocco’s laws criminalizing sexual relations and abortion.International NGOs, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, also condemned the arrest, calling for the immediate release of Raissouni.The 28-year-old journalist writes for the Arabic-language daily Akhbar Al Yaoum. Moroccan law criminalizes both sex outside marriage and abortion in cases where imminent danger to the mother’s life cannot be proven.It remains to be seen whether Raissouni will appeal the court’s verdict. read more

7 December 2007The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has voiced concern at media reports that Angolan security forces in the northeast of the country have raped, beaten or tortured Congolese migrant workers before deporting them across the border. Praveen Randhawa, a spokesperson for OHCHR, told reporters in Geneva today that High Commissioner Louise Arbour was extremely concerned by the reports and had called on the Angolan Government to investigate and bring any perpetrators to justice.The reports that have emerged this week say that Angolan security forces based in Lunda Norte province, next to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been committing abuses against Congolese migrants, especially women.Large numbers of Congolese have lived and worked for many years in Angola, including in its diamond mines in Lunda Norte. read more

16 March 2008With global glaciers – a vital water source for millions, or even billions, of people worldwide – melting at a record rate, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) urged countries to agree on a new emissions reduction pact. With global glaciers – a vital water source for millions, or even billions, of people worldwide – melting at a record rate, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) urged countries to agree on a new emissions reduction pact.According to the UNEP-backed World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS), data from nearly 30 reference glaciers in nine mountain ranges indicate that between the years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, the average rate of melting and thinning more than doubled.The centre, based at Switzerland’s University of Zurich, has been tracking glaciers for more than one century, and has noted that while between 1980-1999 average ice loss had been 0.3 meters per year compared to 0.5 meters after the start of the new millennium.“The latest figures are part of what appears to be an accelerating trend with no apparent end in sight,” said Wilfried Haeberli, WGMS Director.On average, one meter water equivalent corresponds to 1.1 metre in ice thickness, which suggests a further shrinking in 2006 of 1.5 actual meters and since 1980 a total reduction in thickness of ice of just over 11.5 meters, or nearly 38 feet. “There are many canaries emerging in the climate change coal mine,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director. “The glaciers are perhaps among those making the most noise and it is absolutely essential that everyone sits up and takes notice.”2009 will be a crucial year, with the “litmus test” coming in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the negotiations process for a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol is scheduled to conclude, he said. “Here governments must agree on a decisive new emissions reduction and adaptation-focused regime. Otherwise, and like the glaciers, our room for manoeuvre and the opportunity to act may simply melt away.”The WGMS research found that some of the most dramatic glacier shrinking has occurred in Europe with Norway’s Breidalblikkbrea glacier thinning by close to 3.1 meters during 2006 compared with a thinning of 0.3 meter in the previous year.However, some glaciers – such as Echaurren Norte in Chile – posted increases. read more

“Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time,” he told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in a session devoted to redefining sustainable development. “We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change. Time to ensure sustainable, climate-resilient green growth. Time to generate a clean energy revolution.”Calling sustainable development the growth agenda for the 21st century, Mr. Ban recited a litany of development errors based on a false belief in the infinite abundance of natural resources that fuelled the economy in the last century.“We mined our way to growth,” he said. “We burned our way to prosperity. We believed in consumption without consequences. Those days are gone. In the 21st century, supplies are running short and the global thermostat is running high. “Climate change is also showing us that the old model is more than obsolete. It has rendered it extremely dangerous. Over time, that model is a recipe for national disaster. It is a global suicide pact.”All this now needs rethinking to secure the balanced development that will lift people out of poverty while protecting the planet and ecosystems that support economic growth, he told the assembly of heads of State and government, international economists, business and industry leaders and civil society.“Here at Davos – this meeting of the mighty and the powerful, represented by some key countries – it may sound strange to speak of revolution,” he said. “But that is what we need at this time. We need a revolution. Revolutionary thinking. Revolutionary action. A free market revolution for global sustainability. “It is easy to mouth the words ‘sustainable development,’ but to make it happen we have to be prepared to make major changes – in our lifestyles, our economic models, our social organization, and our political life. We have to connect the dots between climate change and what I might call here, WEF – water, energy and food.” WEF is also the acronym for the Davos World Economic Forum.“We need you to step up. Spark innovation. Lead by action. Invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy for those who need them most – your future customers. Expand clean energy access in developing countries – your markets of tomorrow.”He called on business leaders present to join the 11-year-old United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative committing businesses to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.And he called on governments both in Davos and around the world to send the right signals to build the green economy. “Together, let us tear down the walls,” he declared. “The walls between the development agenda and the climate agenda. Between business, government and civil society. Between global security and global sustainability. It is good business – good politics – and good for society.“In an odd way, what we are really talking about is going back to the future. The ancients saw no division between themselves and the natural world. They understood how to live in harmony with the world around them. It is time to recover that sense of living harmoniously for our economies and our societies.“Not to go back to some imagined past, but to leap confidently into the future with cutting-edge technologies, the best science and entrepreneurship has to offer, to build a safer, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all. There is no time to waste.”At a separate event, Mr. Ban launched a new Global Compact initiative called Global Compact Lead with a group of 54 global companies as founding members, who have committed to be at the cutting edge of environmental, social and governance issues, joining forces to translate sustainable development principles into business operations and deepening partnerships with the entire UN system.“When companies like yours drive sustainability issues deeper into your operations and strategy, year after year, you send a powerful signal. Indeed, you change the world,” he told the business leaders. “In this century far more than the last, we need business to achieve our fundamental purposes at the United Nations. “This is why LEAD and the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability are so important. By working together at the strategic level as well as in concrete partnerships, we can leverage our respective strengths to address some of the toughest problems of our time.”Speaking at a news conference, Mr. Ban noted that he had dedicated much of his time in Davos to building momentum on efforts to deal with climate change, stressing that agreement among all nations is both necessary and possible. “It may not be easy, but things worth doing seldom are,” he said.UN-sponsored conferences in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Cancún, Mexico, over the past 13 months have narrowed some differences including pledges to help developing countries mitigate the effects of climate change and action to tackle deforestation, which accounts for nearly one-fifth of global warming carbon emissions.But the major components of an accord to cap the increase in the world’s average temperature at two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels still remain to be worked out. 28 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for “revolutionary action” to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century’s heedless consumption of resources is “a global suicide pact” with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival. read more